Prominent Advocates for Immigrants Gather to Launch Series for New Canadians



    TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - Ontario's Fairness Commissioner and Canada's
26th Governor-General are recommending new immigrants get their hands on a
groundbreaking series of handbooks for new Canadians published by Oxford
University Press, which launched June 6 at the University of Toronto.
Madame Clarkson, who arrived as a refugee in the 1940's, has become one of the
countries most famous and respected immigrants. In her forward to Arrival
Survival Canada, she lauds the series as "a friend, a guide, and a support.
Use it and you'll find that you'll know more, and be able to do things with
confidence." The Fairness Commissioner, the Honourable Jean Augustine,
applauded the books, saying, "I think they are going to serve each and every
newcomer well." She encouraged attendees, especially those in Human Resources,
"to make sure that not only the opportunity is given to read the books, but
also that you make it available to your clients."
    The first of two books in the Canadian Newcomer Series, published by
Oxford University Press, Arrival Survival Canada provides detailed information
on a wide range of subjects including, opening a bank account, creating a
credit history and understanding Canadian school systems in a practical,
easy-to-read format. The book guides readers through Canadian culture and
outlines solutions to the issues new immigrants typically encounter in their
first two years of life in Canada.
    The second title in the series, How to Find a Job in Canada, features
job-search topics that are specific to immigrants' concerns, including
pre-arrival preparation, survival jobs, and newcomer employment services.
Topics include résumé writing, composing cover letters, and interviewing
techniques and are presented in an easy-to-follow two-page problem and
solution format.
    Arrival Survival Canada and How to Find a Job in Canada are available in
bookstores across the country including Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores. For
more information about the Canadian Newcomer Series, please visit the Oxford
University Press website: www.oupcanada.com/esl/cns.html. For review copies
and media requests, please contact Melissa Dalgleish at 1-866-229-7025 x. 2950
or at melissa.dalgleish@oup.com

    
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